OK, first time poster, long time reader - good work!
I've got a Dell Desktop (Win 7) that was ethernet cabled into a router, and the router was wireless with other PCs that were brought into the house. Then one day I lost the Internet connection on the Desktop, with no lights on the router for the wired connection. I plugged in my laptop (XP) and confirmed that the wired part had stopped working even though the wireless internet connection still worked OK.
So I decided to get a new shinier router:
Belkin Wireless N Router F5D8638-4 v2 with
Belkin Wireless N Adaptor F5D8053
I got the router set up and connected to the internet OK. The wires worked with my laptop(XP) and I got the wireless part working OK too, using the laptop's internal card and trying out the new wireless N adaptor. So all my cabling and the new kit works fine on Windows XP.
My Windows 7 desktop PC won't connect to either the wired or the wireless connections.
The Ethernet connection won't "pop up" when connected. There is a driver in Driver Manager but it doesn't reconize connections. There are no ethernet connections in the network connections display. The cables work fine with the XP laptop. I'm quite stumped on this one tbh.
The wireless adaptor won't work. The driver installs and detects the wireless network (WPA-PSK) and takes the WPA key OK but then goes to "Limited Access".
In status there are 0/0 packets sent/received. I'm not sure about the IP4/6 stuff though, but it says "Not connected" for both.
I've used the drivers on the disk (no joy), the drivers from the website (no joy) both with compatibility set as XP and as Vista. Only once did I get the Belkin network utility program to install but it isn't at the moment.
I've trawled this and other sites and can't seem to find the solution. I've done things that others seem to resolved their issues but no joy for me.
Any thoughts? (thanks in advance)